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NEWSCAST - Wednesday, October 2, 2019



  • It’s Wellness Week here on campus! Today there will be Yoga by the River from 12:15-12:45 at the WIRB, Acting out Gender from 12-1 in the UCC Atrium, and Maximize Your Memory from 10:30-11:30 for grad students in the Student Services Building. Tomorrow will bring a career fair, Zumba, Global Cafe, and others. For more information go online at

  • Western’s history department is currently hosting the Joanne Goodman lecture series, with guest speaker Philippa Levine, speaking about “The Politics of Nakedness and the Dilemma of British Morality”. The final two lectures will be today and tomorrow at 2:30 in Somerville House’s Great Hall

  • Misogynistic banners from last weekend’s Fake Homecoming party on Broughdale have been spoken out against by Western president Alan Shepard, as well as London mayor Ed Holder. This has generated some support for education on gender-based violence and rape culture, although we have yet to see what this support will entail


  • Speed limits on some city streets in residential areas will be lowered to 40 km/hr with London city council’s support, although the LTC has yet to weigh in on the issue

  • The big concern for the upcoming election is voter turnout, according to University of Toronto’s political scientist Nelson Wiseman, with a relatively tame election season and low turnout to political rallies

  • Mary Deleary of the Anishinaabe calls for community healing in the wake of potential arson against Midewiwin Lodge, but does not seek legal action


  • Western’s Men and Women’s Tennis teams will be facing off with McGill on Friday here at 4 pm


  • Showers today with a high of 18 and a low of 10, with the rain continuing into tomorrow with a high of 17 and a low of 8, and clearing up by Friday with a high of 13 and a low of 4